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#1 Jan 30, 2011
Relative to the presentation on this country's 'Brain Drain', this is a very interesting transformation that is taking place within America's universities. I would hope that faculty members would continue to recruit foreign-born students to attend graduate schools in this country but that they would also begin a concerted effort to encourage more American-born and educated students to pursue graduate studies in the biological and physical sciences. As I went through graduate schools, I heard numerous reasons why undergraduate students did not pursue their education (i.e.,go to graduate school). I believe that if the President is sincere about his belief that this country should put more emphasis on science education we should begin seeing more money being made available for science education at the university level (specifically for masters and PhD programs). We need to make students aware of these opportunities and recruit those who show an interest in science.
#2 Jan 30, 2011
Over 40% of college students drop out their first two years of college so the issue is not just at the post grad level.
Support needs to begin at Kinder.
Of course, I live in Texas, and our Senate just proposed a budget to cut all (that's right-ALL) funding from the state to local districts and billions to higher education. The only thing we are not cutting- border security. But our illustrious governor is keeping his promise- no taxes, even if it means our schools must close.
So who's really vested in our kids? I hooe someone else, because it isn't my state.
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